March 25, 2023

ScriptLab 2023 is ready to begin

The time has come. After months of screening and double-checking, the 2023 class of ScriptLab - TFL’s programme involving projects at an early stage of development and story editor trainees – has been shaped.

The class includes a total of 33 participants (20 writers/directors and 8 co-writers plus 5 story editors), coming from 23 different countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States).

From April until November, they’ll work side by side with the Head of Studies - Eva Svenstedt Ward, the curator - Amra Bakšic Camo and the internationally renowned script consultants Philippe Barrière (France), Séverine Cornamusaz (Switzerland), Aleksandra Swierk (Poland), Marietta von Hausswolff (Sweden) and Gino Ventriglia (Italy).

To discover more details about the participants and the projects you can read the dedicated article on Screen International, meanwhile down below is an overview:

A Perfect Family by Adriano Valerio (Italy), co-writer Aude Py (France) – 3rd feature film

All the Crows in the World by Yi Tang (Hong Kong) – 1st feature film

Alma by Laura Herrero Garvin (Spain), co-writer Jorge Gil Munarriz (Spain) – 1st feature film

Amari by Domien Huyghe (Belgium), co-writer Wendy Huyghe (Belgium) – 2nd feature film | TFL alumni

Blind Spots by Ely Chevillot (Belgium/France) – 1st feature film | TFL alumnus

Brilliant Melody by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines), co-writer Jérémie Dubois (France) – 2nd feature film | part of the Comedy group | TFL alumni

Counting Cards with My Father by Lydia Rui (Australia) – 1st feature film

Detour by Jakub Piatek (Poland), co-writer Marta Bacewicz (Poland) – 2nd feature film | part of the Comedy group | former TFL Extended participant

I Can’t Dance by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brazil) – 3rd feature film | part of the Comedy group | TFL alumna

In the Shadow of the Horns by Ognjen Glavonic (Serbia) – 2nd feature film

Kisa by Alexandra Brodski (Germany/UK) – 1st feature film 

Mar de Leva by Mariana Saffon (Colombia) – 1st feature film 

Marriage By Abduction by Sophia Mocorrea (Germany/Argentina) – 1st feature film | part of the Comedy group

Privilege by Floor van der Meulen, co-writer Bastiaan Kroeger (Netherlands) – 2nd feature film

San Genesio by Jose Lorenzo Diokno (Philippines) – 4th feature film

Sun in Saturn by Ary Zara (Portugal) – 1st feature film 

The Fugue by Ruthy Pribar (Israel) – 2nd feature film 

The Missing Planet by Marouan Omara (Egypt) and co-directed by Tom Rosenberg (USA) – 2nd feature film

Watch It Burn by Makbul Mubarak (Indonesia) – 2nd feature film | TFL alumnus

Who is Afraid of God by Rosa Friedrich (Austria), co-writer Joshua Jádi (Germany/Hungary) – 1st feature film

We have onboard also five industry professionals taking up the Script Editor trainees’ roles that will allow them to gain insight into the script development process: Marco Compiani (Italy), Sihle Hlophe (South Africa), Fernanda Polacow (Brazil), Vanya Rainova (Bulgaria) and Daniel Soltysinski (Poland).

We so look forward to beginning, see you in Veneto!


ScriptLab 2023 is organised by TorinoFilmLab - National Museum of Cinema and supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union. ScriptLab 2023 is realised in partnership with Veneto Film Commission - that will host the first workshop thanks to the support of Fondazione Cariparo and in collaboration with Scuola di Cinema Carlo Mazzacurati -, German Films and VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

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